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The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study

The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett Novel Study
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In Blue Balliett’s sequel to Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3 are sixth-graders Petra, Calder, and Calder’s friend Tommy. The three are drawn into another mystery when a famous landmark, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, is in danger of being destroyed. Petra and Tommy must put aside their differences and learn to work as part of a team. Unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings at the house draw the Wright 3 into danger while solving the mystery. Help your students meet rigorous CCSS by giving them books at appropriate Lexile levels that are engaging and fun to read.

Lexile 870

This is a 90+ page Common Core aligned no prep novel study for The Wright 3, by Blue Balliett. This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The table of contents makes finding information quick and easy. The 28 page student packet is perfect for literature circles or independent work.


Included in this Novel Study Guide:

Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸CCSS Checklists for grades 4 – 5
▸Teacher’s notes with Internet resources and suggestion for vocabulary practice

Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Student Glossary
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)

Student Packet (divided into 4 sections) featuring:
▸Chapter Questions
▸Focused Questions on Figurative Language and Synonyms/Antonyms
▸Discussion Questions
▸Writing Prompts
▸Student Projects

Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
▸Character Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer
▸Theme Graphic Organizer
▸Latin Prefixes Supplemental Worksheet

Activities Included in this Book Study:
▸Calder’s Codes Decoding Worksheet (supplemental)
▸The Wright 3 Question and Answer Dice Game
▸Dive Into the Book Review Game (race)

Easy to Grade Assessments:
▸Vocabulary Review Quiz (matching)
▸Review Quiz (M/C plus short writing prompt)

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
RL 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.10
RL 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6
L 4.4.a,b,c
L 4.5.a,b,c
L 5.4.a,b,c
L 5.5.a,c
W 4.1, W4.9a
W 5.1, 5.9a

Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸define words using a dictionary or glossary
▸identifying figurative language (hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, simile, personification)
▸literal versus nonliteral meanings
▸point of view
▸making inferences
▸describe the traits of main characters
▸providing textual support for opinions
▸compare and contrast
▸analyzing the impact of illustrations on the reader’s experience of reading the text
▸Latin prefixes
▸compare and contrast two books by the same author (student project)

Curriculum tie-ins or occasions:
▸Frank Lloyd Wright


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Total Pages
90 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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